Released: September 2014
Publisher: Bradwell Books
Size: 180 x 110mm
Author: David J A Bell
A collection of solved and unsolved murders from Nottinghamshire.
The murders are recounted in a factual analysis of the events leading up to the murder and how the perpetrators were tracked down, tried and what punishment was handed down.
In 1951, a young man committed what he considered to be the perfect murder. He was so proud of his cleverness that he could not bear the fact that no one knew about it. He contacted a national newspaper and tried to sell them his story, claiming that he’d found the body. However, the truth came out and he was convicted of the crime.
Dorothea Waddingham ran an unofficial nursing home, but in 1935 she murdered two of her guests so that she could benefit financially. The people of Nottingham soon began to call her Nurse Death.
The cases of a farmer murdered by his stepson and a milkman murdered by friends of his sister-in-law are examples of more killings within a family. Add in the case of a murder of a young lady killed by a workmate because she knew of his secret past, which he feared she might reveal, and the reader will find much of interest in the crimes that have occurred in the county of Nottinghamshire.
Nottinghamshire Murder Stories is a family title and does not include graphic details of events. There are however some images of the location where the murder took place or photographs of the perpetrator.
David J A Bell